Gentlest of giants.
Protector of your young.
To look in your eyes, one wonders.
What questions in your mind?
Behaviour suggests a certain intelligence
Behind those soft, intense eyes.
Do you know your very existence is under threat?
Or do you question, the folly that is man.
Is that sadness in those curious eyes?
Digit, friend to Dian, lost to the cruelty of man.
Dian gave her life for you.
Still the mindless slaughter goes on.
How can we ever ask for your forgiveness,
While we believe human life is everything?
The rest carelessly thrown away at a whim.
Truth is, we don’t deserve you and your kind.
© 2019 Carole Emb
Carole Emb (author) from UK on January 23, 2019:
Good Morning John :) and thank you for taking the time to comment.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 22, 2019:
Touching poem, and oh too true. The cruelty and self-importance displayed by mankind make me ashamed.
Carole Emb (author) from UK on January 21, 2019:
All my life, I have loved learning about our amazing planet and all life upon it.
Some of you will be familiar with a certain David Attenborough, naturalist, writer, journalist. I grew up watching this wonderful man on his adventures and discoveries. I blame him for it all! :)
I hope you enjoy the above. Take care.